International Activities
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International Activities  
The European Railway Agency is involved in a large number of international activities. A number of these activities are performed under the responsibility of the Safety Unit. For detailed information please refer to the websites of each project linked in the table below.


 Tasks of the Safety Unit


Since 2007, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) offers assistance to countries engaged in the accession process to the European Union.

As part of this project, the European Railway Agency is assisting the countries aspiring to join the European Union  in their effort to adopt the EU acquis communautaire in the fields of railway safety and interoperability.

The Regulation and Safety Monitoring Sector assists the European Commission in the development of rules concerning the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The principal objectives are:

  • To assist the European Commission for continuously improving the safety of the transport of dangerous goods by rail in a cost-effective way,
  • To ensure the consistency of rules developed at EU level and under the hospices of international organisations
Since 2007 the Agency has undertaken a series of activities aiming at reducing the impacts of freight train derailments in the EU Railway system.